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Rachid Boudjedra

Rachid Boudjedra is a veteran of Algeria's war of independence, the author of successful screenplays and probably the most famous writer of his country. He is the author of The Repudiation and The Barbary Figs, both in English. The first won international renown for its attack on the religious oppression of Muslim society; Algeria banned the novel for eleven years, the Islamic Salvation Front pronounced a fatwa against its author and France awarded it the Prix des enfants terribles. He writes...See more